We don’t usually go overboard decorating for Halloween…
Well……Not compared to Christmas, anyway.
The flowerbeds are usually dried up in October, so we fill them with pumpkins.
The neighbors are trimming their trees, so I use the branches for a garland around the door.
It just kinda happens……… organically.
But this project I planned out. I wanted a spider web……with a big, fat spider in it.
I started with a handful of things I already had in the garage;
And had the perfect empty space on the front porch between 2 posts.
Although, I added a 2X4, stained to match the rest of the wood trim, between them.
It was a matter of simply stapling the cotton clothes line from top to bottom, and again from side to side….
Then a piece from each corner….
Then a few more in the empty spaces between….
The center of my web was a little ……..off-center.
So I used the twine to tie everything together.
Then I worked my way out of the center with the twine, stopping to tightly wrap a piece every few cords or so.
I love the way it was turning out.
As I wound my way farther from the center, I wrapped the twine around every cord.
‘Till it looked like this.
Now, here’s the part where I make the spider.
You know, out of a beach ball, Styrofoam pool noodles and black spray paint. Can’t ya just picture it?
So could I…..until I saw one at Target that looked just fine.
Pretty Spooky? Right?
Only 30 bones.
(As long as every one of y’all knows that I could have made one)
I just love her hovering over the cacti……
She adds some whimsy to the whole porch.
Kinda diggin’ the orange lights we trimmed the house with……..
They look especially cool at twilight.
Happy Halloween from the orange house on Cavender with the big spider.